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The latest edition of the Agency Developer Newsletter
Stay up-to-date with our weekly round-up of trending web-dev content, including articles, how-tos, tool reviews and other tips & tricks.

This week we've got a look at the 16" Macbook Pro (spoiler: better keyboard, but not repairable at all), an interview with Steve Jobs from '85 and Shopify launched their own email marketing tool (in your face, MailChimp!)

I've also included a link for a 4-day work-week experiment piloted by Microsoft Japan. I firmly believe that the 40-hour/week grind isn't doing developers any favours, and it's nice to see big tech companies like Microsoft are proving that fewer hours "on the clock" results in happier workers and increased productivity. Boom!

Let's get started! - Mike

🗞 News around the Web
After a messy break-up with MailChimp earlier this year, Shopify has launched a new tool to let merchants create, run and track email marketing campaigns natively inside Shopify Marketing. It's in limited roll-out now, but I'm looking forward to playing with it!
As it turns out, not squeezing employees dry like a sponge is maybe a good thing. Your dream of a long weekend every week may come true in the future! 
No one likes an office whistler or pen clicker but for some people, these noises aren't just a nuisance, they're a full-blown aural assault. Why?
💡 Tools, Tips, Resources
The good news is that there is a relatively straightforward path for finding new clients. Yes, it takes some time, and yes, it can be a bit of a grind - but you can get there. Here's how! 
The leap from employment to freelancing is a scary one. Get some tips on how to remove some fear that's stopping you from taking the leap.  

"Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live." Martin Golding
Here are 6 coding practices you will be happy to adopt! 👍🏽 
The modern web is ripe for drawing. Whether you're making a swanky animation, a game, interactive art, a data visualization, or an eye-catching resume, theres no shortage of tools to choose from. Max Pekarsky breaks down various methods for drawing on the web.
Your master guide to become a professional model web developer in Mac. Check out these 10 apps you might not already be using. 
🧠 Blogs, Books & Podcasts
An iFixit teardown of the 2019 MacBook Pro 16'' in which we investigate the new Magic Keyboard, the redesigned speakers and the new thermal design.
Using Firefox gives you peace of mind and keeps you away from the advertising companies constantly following you around, profiling you and tempting you to purchase their products.Firefox currently stands at 4% of the browser market share worldwide and thats a shame. Many more people would find great value in using it.
🚰 Around the Water Cooler
Elementor asked their community to share their most gruesome clients. These stories cracked us up, and we hope they will do the same for you!
This interview is part of The Playboy Interview: Moguls, a new ebook anthology. Read this in-depth interview with Jobs from February 1985. 
👋 Wrapping Up
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